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Michigan high school students 'hacked into system and changed their grades and attendance records' – Daily Mail

Michigan high school students ‘hacked into system and changed their grades and attendance records’

  • Data breach at Orchard View Schools in Michigan was discovered on March 8
  • Superintendent said in a statement ‘very small’ group of students were involved and their parents have been notified  

Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Several students at a Michigan high school have been caught hacking into the institution’s information system and changing their grades.

Orchard View Schools Superintendent Jim Nielsen released a statement on Wednesday announcing that the data breach was discovered on March 8.

According to Nielsen, a ‘very small’ group of students at Orchard View High School in Muskegon have made unauthorized changes to grades and attendance records.

Several students at Orchard View High School in Michigan have been accused of hacking into the school's information system and changing grades and attendance records

Several students at Orchard View High School in Michigan have been accused of hacking into the school's information system and changing grades and attendance records

Several students at Orchard View High School in Michigan have been accused of hacking into the school’s information system and changing grades and attendance records 

‘We have notified the parents of the students we know were involved,’ the superintendent’s note read.

After discovering the breach, the district launched an internal investigation, which is still ongoing, reported Mlive.com.

The superintendent did not say whether the students implicated in the hacking have been disciplined in any way.

Orchard View Schools Superintendent Jim Nielsen released a statement on Wednesday addressing the data breach

Orchard View Schools Superintendent Jim Nielsen released a statement on Wednesday addressing the data breach

Orchard View Schools Superintendent Jim Nielsen released a statement on Wednesday addressing the data breach 

It also remains unknown at this time how school officials learned of the breach in the first place.

Dailymail.com on Thursday reached out to a spokesperson for Orchard View Schools seeking comment and was awaiting a reply.

The school has 690 students enrolled in grades 9-12. 

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